Brandeis professor named Pew Scholar

Chrstine Grienberger (BIOL) was recently selected as a Pew Scholar for her work in Biomedical Sciences. This honor came as part of the Pew Scholars Program, an organization that provides financial support to “early-career, junior faculty whose scientific research offers promise to the advancement of human health.” As part of this honor, Prof. Grienberger will […]

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ tells its stories through art

Five years after the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was released, its long awaited sequel took viewers by storm, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” was one of the most popular movies to hit the theaters this summer, praised for its incredible visual effects and bittersweet coming of age story. The movie […]

Winners named for 25th Gabbay Award

On July 9, Scientists Craig Crews and Raymond Deshaies were named the winners of the 25th Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award. Crews and Deshaies were awarded the prize for their work against cancer and other diseases, specifically for the development of PROTACs. PROTACs (PROteolysis-TArgeting Chimeras) are small molecule compounds that “redirect the cellular machinery responsible […]

Reader’s report: ‘The Secret History’

Hi there! My name is Ani and this is Reader’s Report, where I review a book that I’ve read recently and explain exactly how I feel about it to you lovely people. I was inspired to continue these book reviews from the previous articles featured on the Hoot called “BookTok: Worth it or Not?” and […]

Everyone is a runner

I know what you are probably thinking, the title of this article is absurd. Just stick with me and see what you think once you have read the entire thing.    Hi, I am Calli, a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams here at Brandeis and hope that this article […]

Brandeis heads into the academic year celebrating 75 years of the University

This year signifies the momentous 75th anniversary since Brandeis University’s establishment in 1948. Throughout this academic year, Brandeis is set to commemorate the youthful yet remarkably accomplished essence of the community it has fostered. While many prestigious institutions trace back hundreds of years, Brandeis has earned its spot as a top tier research university in […]

Welcome to Brandeis, Class of 2027

Hello, Brandeis! Specifically, hello Brandeis first-years! Welcome to Brandeis. We are The Brandeis Hoot, your community newspaper. All of us here want to welcome you to the Brandeis community and to campus. Brandeis, and college in general, can be daunting. It’s a new place with new people, and most students find themselves away from home […]

‘Oppenheimer’ may be Christopher Nolan’s best movie

Any excitement I had for “Oppenheimer” stemmed largely from my anticipation of “Barbie” and the Barbenheimer meme (which was immense). Unfortunately, due to timing complications, as of writing this article, I still have not seen “Barbie,” but I think I have been turned into a Christopher Nolan fan. The most remarkable achievement of “Oppenheimer” is […]

Brandeis opts for new meal plan system for the 2023-2024 academic year

As Brandeis enters the second year of its partnership with Harvest Table, significant transformations in meal plans, ordering systems and culinary choices await students during the 2023-2024 academic year. Following the inaugural year of the Brandeis-Harvest Table partnership, anticipation for change was inevitable.    Regarding meal swipes, the preceding year offered students a selection between […]

2023 US Open men’s draw preview: Who will be victorious?

Three grand slams down, one to go. As we approach the end of August, we are getting into the US Open season. It is the last grand slam of the year, and there will certainly be a lot of excitement. Starting Aug. 28, 128 men and 128 women compete until they are down to one […]

Village Fitness Center overhaul is complete; changes to Gosman weight room coming soon

Over the summer, the renovations that were planned for the Village Fitness Center were completed. The Hoot spoke with Mo Re Kim ’24, a personal trainer for the University, about the recently completed changes. Kim mentioned that all cardiovascular endurance training equipment was replaced, citing treadmills, rowing machines and ellipticals specifically. Kim added that strength […]